Wire Money - Russian Silver Hammered Coins, circa 16th-18th Centuries

Coin Denomination Shown: Kopek

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Wire Money Kopek Tsar Ivan IV Wire Money Kopek Tsar Vasiliy Shuiskiy Wire Money Kopek Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich Wire Money Kopek Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich
41-Kopek, Ivan IV 42-Kopeck, Tsar Shuiskiy 43-Kopek, Tsar Mikhail 44-Kopek, Tsar Mikhail
Wire Money Kopek Tsar Peter I
45-Kopek, Tsar Peter I

This photo gallery shows the early Russian silver coins called "Wire Money" ("Fish Scales" - "" in Russian) that were hammered at the Novgorod, Pskov, Tver and Moscow mints during the reigns of a few Russian tsars (not all!). The dates of the coins range from 1479 to 1701.

Each image is accompanied with the complete description of the coin's design and the exact cyrillic script of the coin's legend that corresponds to the coin shown according to the catalogue. The depicted wire coins might lack certain details of their design due to the flaws in the crude method of their production, which is described on page 1.

Current prices for Wire Money range from $1 to $6 per coin in Extremely Fine condition at the Russian internet auctions that have recently been flooded with the Russian hammereds.

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